Mama Diaries

Saturday, September 28, 2013

The Slender Man Papers

I'm back from the Follow Fest.  I wanted to make sure I visited everyone who participated, so I spent what little time I have doing that.  First of all, a huge thanks to everyone who followed me on all of my other sites.  I appreciate it!  And welcome new followers!

Now back to business.

My son has been obsessed with a new video game character:  Slender Man.  He's this creepy, tall, skinny dude with a white, faceless head.  If you look at him, he kidnaps you. Not cool.  In the game, you're supposed to find eight papers.  If you do, then you defeat Slender Man and don't get kidnapped.

Yesterday, my son came home from school with four sheets of notebook paper in his grimy hands.  "Look, Mama.  I found these papers taped to trees in the woods at school!"

I looked at the kid funny.  "First of all, what were you doing in the woods?  Second of all, why were papers taped to the trees?"

"It was recess, and we were allowed to go back by the woods.  And I don't know why papers were taped to the trees."

Hmmm.  "Let me see those papers," I said.

I examined them carefully.  There were drawings of stick figures and squiggly lines all over them.  "Do you think they're Slender Man papers?"

His eyes got big.  "Yeah, mom.  I think so.  We got four now.  All we need are four more!"

Great.  So he's going to go back to school next week and see if he can find more papers taped to the trees.

Maybe you should start looking for papers in your woods, too.  You never know when Slender Man might try to pop out and kidnap you! 

50 comments:

  1. I sat with my husband one night while he played this game. Slender Man is creepy! I jumped so many times during the game, and I don't usually scare easily.

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    1. I haven't played the game with him, but I'm sure Slender Man would make me jump, too!

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  2. Hi great to be back.
    My grandchildren are games mad, but as I don't see much of them don't know if The Slender Man is over here. Enjoy your Sunday and may it be peaceful.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Thanks, Yvonne! Kids sure do get involved with their video games, don't they?

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  3. My wife has been into the "Thin Man" movies (they're old ones) recently, does that count?

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  4. I wouldn't care for the blank face - how can you reason with something with no face?
    Good luck to your son finding more papers. . .

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    1. There's absolutely no reasoning with a blank face!

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  5. That is almost creepy. Someone playing the game in real life?

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    1. Probably another Slender Man-obsessed kid!

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  6. Some other kid is playing a trick I think

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    1. There seem to be a lot of kids interested in the game, so it wouldn't surprise me.

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  7. Slender Man sounds kind of creepy to me, but I'm glad Bubba is having fun with him. I wonder if he'll find more papers next week.

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  8. sounds like an international mystery to me... maybe even an intergalactic one.....

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  9. Slender Man would give me nightmares. I'm very sensitive.

    Love,
    Janie

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  10. I visualized Bubba's wide-eyed expression. Priceless. :-)

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    1. He really thinks all this stuff is for real!

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  11. What started as a prank on Something Awful a few years back has galvanised imaginations the world over.

    http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/slender-man

    Enjoy!

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  12. Hi Sherry. Just wanted to stop by and thank you for visiting my site yesterday with the Blitz Team. Greatly appreciated. Lily.

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    1. You're welcome! Hope you enjoyed your day!

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  13. LOL maybe a teacher is putting them in the woods

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  14. My eleven year old son wanted me to watch him play the Slender Man game, but he was so scared of being caught that he wanted ME to play the game for him. And he insisted that the game's sound be turned off too.

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    1. Slender Man is a real creepy character! Can't say I blame him!

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  15. Haven't heard of the Slender Man game. That picture is kind of creepy.

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  16. Slender Man sounds like one scary dude.

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  17. Ohhh, sounds scary. I wouldn't want to meet Slender Man in the woods.

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  18. I'm amazed your kid likes that game and isn't scared. I'm freaking 31 and I find it absolutely terrifying!!

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  19. The slenderman creeps me out to no end O_O

    I probably won't sleep tonight!

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  20. I always see posts about Slender Man on Tumblr, but never knew what the heck it was. Now I do! XD

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  21. That would be a big mistake on Slender Man's part. lol

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  22. I haven't heard of this game before but it sounds scary. A man with no face in the woods ? Eek..

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  23. thats creepy !
    great blog!
    Maybe we follow each other ?!
    If yes, let me know if you follow me & i´ll follow back :)

    Greetings

    www.YulieKendra.com

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    1. Sure! I'll stop by your blog and check it out.

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  24. My students were obsessed with Slender Man last year. He wore out his welcome.

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  25. I've never heard of this game, but I think I'm glad that I haven't.
    Slender Man sounds as creepy as Elf on a Shelf.

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  26. wow that does sound scary--i have never really known much about the thin man!

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